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Japanese Verb Opposites

Learn Japanese verb opposites.

乗る
のる (noru)
get on
降りる
おりる (oriru)
get off
開ける
あける (akeru)
open
閉める
しめる (shimeru)
close
起きる
おきる (okiru)
wake up
寝る
ねる (neru)
sleep
買う
かう (kau)
buy
売る
うる (uru)
sell
捨てる
すてる (suteru)
throw away
拾う
ひろう (hirou)
pick up
太る
ふとる (futoru)
gain weight
やせる
(yaseru)
lose weight
貸す
かす (kasu)
lend
借りる
かりる (kariru)
borrow
つける
(tsukeru)
turn on
消す
けす (kesu)
turn out
覚える
おぼえる (oboeru)
remember
忘れる
わすれる (wasureru)
forget

 

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()る ⇄ ()りる
get on ⇄ get off

()ける ⇄ ()める
open ⇄ close

()きる ⇄ ()
wake up ⇄ sleep

()う ⇄ ()
buy ⇄ sell

()てる ⇄ ()
throw away ⇄ pick up

(ふと)る ⇄ やせる
gain weight ⇄ lose weight

()す ⇄ ()りる
lend ⇄ borrow

つける ⇄ ()
turn on ⇄ turn off

(おぼ)える ⇄ (わす)れる
remember ⇄ forget

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